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Lately the weather has just been so amazing I have wanted to spend every second at the beach. Alas it is not that easy, since the drive can take up to 2 hours 1-way when they are doing construction on the freeway (which last time they were!). It is really lovely though being able to eat delicious food at a seaside restaurant and watch the gorgeous lights in the sky as the sun sets over the ocean. My sister on the other hand loves to go out to the beach and sit around a bonfire with her friends while playing music and roasting marshmallows. Sounds pretty awesome right? πŸ™‚

This striped maxi is just perfect for a beach-y day, or any time you want to feel nautical and summery. You definitely have to be a bit of a risk taker to pull off the open back too, otherwise you could wear a loose cardi πŸ™‚ Also I wanted a pop of color and felt orange worked well. Otherwise kept the look streamlined with my black wedges. 

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  1. Rhea Gupte
    May 18, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    I love the back of the dress so much! Very sexy!

  2. Ladies in Navy
    May 18, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    beautiful backless dress!ladies in navy

  3. Natali
    May 18, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    I love maxi dresses and I adore dresses with the back opening, so this dress in my mind has the best of both worlds and is perfect :)

  4. Linda
    May 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    Such a beautiful look and pictures. I love the back of the dress, it is the perfect touch for that simple dress xxx

  5. Sarah Enuwa Audu
    May 18, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Love the dress, the back is amazing. Your sisters plan sounds fun, Ive always wanted to sit around a bonfire and roast marshmallows.

  6. courtney parker
    May 18, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    Your dress is stunning! I love the low cut back!

  7. Janna Dana
    May 18, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Very cute your necklace ! Johanna

  8. Naomi
    May 18, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    You wear it so well! Looks like the perfect beach date dress!xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence

  9. Anonymous
    May 18, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    I love the low back on this maxi dress!

  10. Rory
    May 18, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Love love looove the dress! So pretty and you definitely pull off the open back. I like the orange and black pairing as well–as a born and bred Princeton girl that calls out to me :)

  11. Cielo
    May 19, 2014 / 12:33 am

    You're so sexy and stunning! β™₯The Girl Behind The Pen

  12. Ellen
    May 19, 2014 / 5:08 am

    What bra do you wear with this????

  13. Nicole Aguinaldo
    May 19, 2014 / 5:10 am

    Looove that dress! You look stunning <3GIRL ABOUT TOWN BLOGFOLLOW MY BLOG ON BLOGLOVIN

  14. Patricia G.
    May 19, 2014 / 10:03 am

    The back of this dress is amazing!! Love it so much!!!xoxo

  15. Nicole Aguinaldo
    May 19, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    Gorgeous dress! πŸ™‚ you look amazingNew post on GIRL ABOUT TOWN BLOGFOLLOW MY BLOG ON BLOGLOVIN πŸ™‚

  16. Monika Faulkner
    May 20, 2014 / 2:41 am

    This is a very different look for you, dear Jess…and a very pretty one!! Love the striped maxi-dress; I tried one on just this past weekend, but didn't end up committing…now I'm really sorry that I didn't!! And that owl pendant?! A fun finishing detail!!

  17. k come karolina
    May 20, 2014 / 7:45 am

    cool look!!!xoxo from

  18. β™₯ Lucy
    May 24, 2014 / 5:56 am

    love the dress!!

  19. Monika Basiaga
    May 26, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Pretty dress and heels! :))

  20. Kblossoms
    July 25, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    Love your pretty stripe dress! Great for the summer

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    Wow, this backless dress is really something to raise my self-esteem. I shall surely buy one, and would wear along with my dearest breast shaper- Bye Bra breast stickers.

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